We received 30 grant applications totaling $143,000. Grant awards for this round total $62,800. Thank you to an anonymous foundation for providing an additional $25,000 in grant funding.
Through a standardized, simple application process, SVdP Conferences and District Councils can apply for up to a $5,000 grant from the National Council’s Friends of the Poor® Fund. The total Friends of the Poor® Program budget is normally limited to the amount raised and/or approved by the National Council budget process. Individual grant award amounts may vary from the application amount, but will NOT exceed $5,000.
Grants are targeted to specific, current needs of the poor, above and beyond available conference resources. Preferred interest areas are: rental/housing assistance, utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation, baby/children needs and medical. No systemic change projects.